AAR JAPAN staff Mizuho SEKII (left) puts covers on a newly-arrived futon (Japanese blanket) at an elementary school being used as evacuation center
AAR JAPAN is carrying out sanitization projects for approximately 1000 victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake living in evacuation centers in Ishinomaki City and Minami-Sanriku Town, Miyagi Prefecture.
|Cleaning dirt and the dust at an evacuation center.|
To reduce the health hazard, AAR JAPAN has been changing bedclothes, airing out futons, carrying out general cleaning, and handing out blanket dryers, vacuum cleaners, electrical fans, dehumidifiers, cleaning tools, fly paper, and insecticides, as well as giving instructions on their use. We collected all the old dirty blankets, and are delivering new cotton blankets and other bedclothes for summer use. To prevent food poisoning, we are also delivering refrigerators to evacuation centers in need of one. We visited a total of 16 locations between June 14th and July 6th.
Erika Saitoh, Sendai Office
Has been working at medical assistance projects in AAR JAPAN’s Sendai Office since April 2011